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Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
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The Most Excellent 7-day Mediterranean Cruise!
"We are a family of four from Long Island, New York, cruising on NCL for the 5th time. We were on the NCL Gem's June 5th cruise to Split, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Iraklion. For a reasonable step-up fee, we were..."Read More
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Great Cruise to Great Destinations!

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The Cruiser 1000

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

The NCL Gem is a really nice ship that bridges older ships like the Dawn with the newer Breakaway class ships. It has some newer features like a rock wall, but at the same time, it features the get to know you atmosphere with the crew that only a small ship can. I highly recommend this ship! This was such an amazing cruise because of the itinerary especially! The ship itself though was also ...
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Sail Date: August 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Inside


she was a good ship

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ctaz

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was one of our best vacations ever. My wife and I have cruised before, but it was the first time for our daughter. She is 10 years old, and after countless and I mean countless trips to Disney we need a Mickey break. So we booked The Norwegian Gem, we got a fantastic price and my wife hates to fly. So leaving out of New York is easy because we live in South Jersey. Embarkation was so easy, ...
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Sail Date: November 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


10 Day NCL GEM Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Hammer33

6-10 Cruises

We arrived at the Pier at 10:15am, gave our luggage to a porter and walked right through the security gates without a problem, we went through the Latitudes line in 5 minutes,checked in and were sitting in the lounge area at 10:35am waiting for the call to enter the ship..At 12 Noon we were called by numbers we had number 10 and boarded the ship. It was an easy process, no hassle, no worry quick ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


10 day NCL Gem review out of NY to S. Carribean

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mills3186

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Just arrived back from 10 day trip on Gem out of NY to southern Caribbean (5 ports). NCL does this cruise 4 times a year. Right up front I will say our last cruise was on Princess and received last minute free upgrade to mini-suite, so hard to compare with inside cabin on this trip. This trip was educational conference so wanted to try and stay within budget with inside cabin, now regret ...
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Sail Date: February 2011

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Good but Different

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cruisesarethebest

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We took this 14 day cruise to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and my 60th birthday. While we have sailed on Norwegian many times, this was our first experience on a "jewel" class ship. The Gem is beautiful but the balcony cabins are small compared to the last ship we were on (The Sun) and the bathroom bordered on ridiculous. If you have any physical limitations, I would recommend getting a cabin ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


A Wonderful Cruise on the Gem

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bonniboo1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had planned this Cruise for over a year and NCL did not disappoint us. We had spent some time in wonderful Venice. We got near the port and we found out that there was a "secret NCL" bus that would take us directly to the ship. The only markings on the bus was a small handwritten note saying "NCL". Word to the wise-do not overpack-shlepping heavy suitcases on trains, busses & water taxis is not ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Don't understand the complaints........

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lenflady

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We just returned from the October 16-23rd sailing of the NCL Gem from Venice. I was somewhat apprehensive given the range of reviews - we decided to "see for ourselves". I'm glad we did! We had a fabulous time! EMBARKATION: We arrived around 2pm. The arrival hall was basically empty so we were checked in and on the ship in 10 minutes flat. The cabin was ready so we didn't have to go to ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


True Freestyle, but no Gem

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CruiseMSC

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Embarkation: No waiting (we arrived about 90 minutes before sailing), very smooth. Quick luggage delivery to the cabin. Ship: Very colorful and kitschy. Nice place is the SPA with splendid views. Comparing to other ships there is no "Atrium" and no real center of the ship. Costs: On NCL you are often reminded to spend on add-ons like speciality restaurants, excursions, items in the ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Balcony


Never ever again

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norwooda

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

The cabin was small but nice and clean. The staff were very pleasant. The pros stop here. I was disappointed from the get go. After speaking to NCL multiple times on the phone and asking over and over again about the different charges and asking if there were any additional fees or charges and told that there were none, I was very upset when I found out that there would be a $12 charge per ...
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Sail Date: September 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window

1 Helpful Vote


Norwegian Gem - A gem of a cruise ship

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melbloch

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Fatest check-in of any cruise we have been on. Security photo taken at check-in, boarded the ship within about 30 minutes.Staterooms were not yet ready, as advised, but could avail ourselves of the public rooms and lunch. The cabin slightly smaller than others,found the toilet section to be very cramped,even though we are both thin. Service in the main dining room was slow, food not the high ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Balcony

41 Helpful Votes


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